Trehalose Blocks Fatty Liver Disease

The most common liver disease is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is closely linked to obesity. In fact, more than 1 billion individuals worldwide have this highly morbid disease. Now, new research shows that the natural sugar trehalose may be able to halt and reverse it. Trehalose can do this by blocking high fructose corn syrup—the most widely used junk sweetener in processed foods—from entering the liver by preventing the conversion of high fructose corn syrup into hepatic triglycerides. This can prevent development of liver diseases including steatohepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver failure, and progression to hepatocellular carcinoma.

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